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The Seattle Facial Plastic Surgery Center - Dr William Portuese
Dr William Portuese - Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon in Seattle WA

What To Avoid Before Rhinoplasty Surgery

  • Smoking: It is best to stop smoking two weeks prior to the surgery and two weeks after the surgery since tobacco smoke is an irritant to the nasal passageways and can slow down the healing process.
  • Avoid exposure of the nose to sunburns from both natural sunlight and tanning beds within the first month after the rhinoplasty surgery.
  • Patients should wash their hair and face the night before the surgery and should not put any makeup on the morning of the nasal surgery.
  • It is very important to avoid eating or drinking anything after midnight the night before the rhinoplasty. The reason for this is to prevent any nausea and vomiting during and after the surgery.


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